Skater Code of Conduct

Please read and then complete form information and sign.  If skater under 18 years old, a Parent or Legal Guardian must also sign and then complete their own Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct.  The skater will NOT be in GOOD STANDING until these requirements are met. When SEND is pressed, an email will be sent to SafeSport@SanDiegoFSC.org and to you as a receipt.

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SDFSC Skater Code of Conduct

The San Diego Figure Skating Club is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for members’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct. This Skater Code of Conduct has been established to ensure the safety of all members using our ice to ensure quality practice time for all home club, associate, non-members and guests who purchase ice from the club and who participate in all club related activities.

As a member of our club, all skaters must adhere to this Code of Conduct at all times in addition to the U. S. Figure Skating Rulebook rules GR 1.02 and GR 1.03 and the SafeSport Handbook. This Skater Code of Conduct has been established to ensure the safety of all members using our ice to ensure quality practice time for all home club, associate, non-members and guests who purchase ice from the club and who participate in all club related activities.

By signing below, I hereby agree that:

  1. I have read the Code of Conduct, and agree to uphold all guidelines and tenets of this document.
  2. All skaters, regardless of whether they hold home club, associate, non-member or guest status, must follow and uphold the provisions of this Skater Code of Conduct regarding behavior on and off the ice. All club members are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and be courteous toward their fellow skaters, coaches, parents/guardians of skaters, U.S. Figure Skating officials and guests.
  3. While in lesson or practice, it is the skater’s responsibility always to be conscientious and aware of other skaters around them.
  4. Skaters must skate with the flow of other skaters and familiarize themselves with the most commonly used areas for jumps and spins.
  5. The only time a skater has the SOLE right of way is when they are skating their program to music. When you hear another member’s music, please extend that person the courtesy and move out of their path momentarily. This only takes a moment, and you will enjoy the same courtesy while you are performing your program.
  6. Advanced skaters are expected to exhibit patience toward beginner members of the club. Remember, you were an inexperienced skater once, and it takes time for our future generation to advance to the point where they are completely comfortable skating with all levels of skaters.
  7. Unsafe or discourteous behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.
  8. I will exhibit the highest standards of fairness, ethical behavior and genuine good sportsmanship in all of my relations with others.
  9. I will not damage public or private property. I understand that I may be held financially responsible for damage deemed to be wantonly or willfully executed on my part and that I may be subject to disciplinary action by U.S. Figure Skating.
  10. I will not use or possess illegal drugs, and I will not engage in criminal activity. I understand that, if I am found to use or possess illegal drugs, or if I am found to engage in any criminal activity during any activity hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating, I may be subject to criminal penalties as well as penalties imposed by U.S. Figure Skating.
  11. I will adhere to the rules of U.S. Figure Skating, and the host organization at all activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating.
  12. I will comply with all applicable anti-doping rules including, but not limited to, ISU antidoping rules.
  13. I will conduct myself in a manner not detrimental to the welfare of figure skating. I understand that my actions reflect on U.S. Figure Skating and the sport of figure skating both positively and negatively. I understand that if my acts, statements, or conduct are considered detrimental to the welfare of figure skating by the appropriate authority, I may be subject to penalties imposed by U.S. Figure Skating pursuant to GR 1.04.
  14. I understand that the penalties that may be imposed may include, but are not limited to, loss of future international selections, loss of financial support from SDFSC and its Founders Fund, and loss of participation in activities hosted, supported, sponsored or engaged in by U.S. Figure Skating.
  15. I understand that all disciplinary proceedings will be conducted pursuant to Article XXV, Section 3, of the U.S. Figure Skating bylaws, and that my rights and remedies are derived therefrom.
  16. I understand that using social media or other means of digital communication cannot be used to commit misconduct in any form.
  17. I will promote good will, fairness, and be courteous to my fellow skaters. I will show respect to the coaches, skaters, club members, and all those who help our club to be in support of creating a positive environment for its members.

If the skater is under the age of 18, then a Parent/Guardian must also sign this form and complete the Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct contract.

Revision: 2018-05-10